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Title Organ donation and transplantation after cardiac death / edited by David Talbot and Anthony M. D'Alessandro ; assistant editor, Paolo Muiesan
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2009
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 322 pages) : illustrations
Contents Contributors; 1 History of non-heart-beating donation; 2 Legal, moral, and ethical issues; 3 History of organ perfusion in organ transplantation; 4 Viability testing of kidneys from non-heart-beating donors; 5 Perfusate development for the NHBD; 6 Thrombolysis in the non-heart-beating donor; 7 Supplemental cryopreservation of the donor by peritoneal cooling; 8 Gaseous oxygen to improve viability of marginal or pre-damaged organ grafts during hypothermic storage; 9 Extracorporeal circulatory-assisted non-heart-beating organ donation; 10 Patient selection and management
11 The renal biopsy in non-heart-beating organ transplantation12 Early results for renal transplants from non-heart-beating donors; 13 Liver transplantation using non-heart-beating donors; 14 Lung transplantation from non-heart-beating donors--donation after cardiac death (DCD); 15 Donors without a heart beat in the United States; 16 Non-heart-beating donation in Europe; 17 Renal and islet transplantation from non-heart-beating donors in Japan; 18 The current situation and further development; Index; A; B; C; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; R; S; T; U; V; W; X
Summary With the success of organ transplantation and the declining number of heart beating cadaver donors, the number of patients awaiting a transplant continues to rise. This means that alternative sources of donors have been sought, including donors after cardiac death. Such donors sustain rapid damage to their organs due to ischaemia, and as a consequence some organs do not work initially and some none at all. The proportion of such transplants has increased dramatically in recentyears- 25% of kidney transplants in the UK were from such donors in 2006 highlighting how much progress has been made. W
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Non-heart-beating organ donation -- Law and legislation.
Non-heart-beating organ donation.
Transplantation of organs, tissues, etc.
Transplantation of organs, tissues, etc. -- Law and legislation.
Tissue and Organ Procurement.
Heart Arrest -- physiopathology.
Organ Preservation -- methods.
Form Electronic book
Author D'Alessandro, Anthony M.
Muiesan, Paolo.
Talbot, David, MD, FRCS.
ISBN 0191550957 (electronic bk.)
9780191550959 (electronic bk.)